American Legion

Community comes together to help support local families in need

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Hailey Huffman Tuesday, June 23 at the Rockford American Legion the 57th pantry was held for Operation Cornucopia. Operation Cornucopia works in cooperation with the Feeding America Program at the West Michigan Food Bank. Feeding America is a nationwide network that provides food to people across America and has been the first responder to hunger crisis in America for [...]

‘Bad Dads’ win chili cook-off

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Chili Cook-off contestants (l–r) Tom Troyanowski and Bill McDaniel take home three awards, cooking as “The Two Bad Dads.” On Saturday June 2, the Second Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the American Legion, Wounded Warrior Project and Pets for Vets was held outside the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids. The Chili Cook-off team of “The Two Bad Dads” took home [...]

American spirit, smell of chili, in the air at car show

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

This WWII military kubelwagen, used by the Germans, is owned by Steve Roersma of Ada. A history buff, Roersma plays a German SS infantryman in historic reenactments. The thunder heard in Rockford Saturday morning was the sound of over 190 classic cars assembling for the American Legion’s second annual Classic Car Show. More than $5000 was raised and will be divided [...]